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the "idol" auditions forever. the new statistic local moms are now leading the country in. >> the first nor easter headed our way. good evening, everyone. i'm mark ockerbloom. >> and i'm val necessary is a. fox 25's chief meteorologist is tracking the weather tonight and joins us now from the stormtracker weather center with the forecast.
there are some flurries up around new england tonight but it's just been flurries. there are clouds working in too. that's the leading edge of milder air and that plays an important part in the forecast. if you're looking for the nor easter that's forming for this weekend, you will you not find back here to the midwest. we have to fly all the way down here to the gulf of mexico. see that storminess on louisiana, that's what's going to push towards the east coast and make its way up the shoreline towards us. a nor easter could still be a nor easter, even if it doesn't make a direct hit on us. so what we've been watching is the track of the storm system, how close it will come to us and how far away. generally a closer track pushes warmer air toward us and makes more rain. farther out the track can make more snow. but too far takes it all out. there will be clouds out there in the morning, maybe a flurry but this will be something we'll have to track for this weekend. i'll be back in a few minutes with a specific timeline and when you can expect the worst to arrive. >> and be sure to get the forecast anytime on the fox 25
it's just best place to get the live radar, seven-day forecast and up to the minute severe weather alerts. search fox 25 weather in the google play and app store. chandler jones breaking his silence four days after a bazaar incident involving synthetic marijuana. tonight new details are emerging about the moments before he went to the hospital. team coverage tonight. sports director tom leyden has the coach's reaction to the news but begin with kathryn burcham who spoke with jones' lawyer earlier tonight and says he's doing everything right here. >> yeah, how to make the best of a bizarre situation. jones did today by coming forward and owning up to the hospital. >> i made a mistake. >> reporter: facing a barrage of cameras in the patriots' locker room, chandler jones told reporters today he feels like he needs to apologize to everyone. >> reporter: the humility expert michael mccann says will help
>> we're not gonna remember this a year from now. it could be a lot worse and how it initially seems it would turn out. >> reporter: the bizarre details laid out in a timeline today in a report released by foxboro police. sunday morning an officer, who found jones, by the station's backdoor said he was lying in a prone position and his arms were spread out by his side. the officers says jones identified himself as chandler jones and said he had been told to come there. jones was seeking help after apparently smoking synthetic marijuana. >> we know that he hasn't committed a crime. we know that according to the police report, no drugs were found. he was cooperative. >> reporter: mccan says rather than create more damage, the report released today shows jones in a positive light, treating the officers with respect, despite his disturbed state. mccan says jones did the right thing by turning a controversy into a character lesson. >> it could cause some concern
endorsed and the companies that might want to enter into endorsement deals with him but i think he's handled it in a way that -- probably as well as he could. >> tonight no companies who jones has endorsement deals we have made any sort of announcement regarding his status with them. jones told us that his only folk success moving forward to that game on saturday. reporting live, fox 25 news. let's bring in tom leyden now for bill belichick's reaction to jones' situation and brand-new information on rob gronkowski tonight. >> yeah. how bill belichick handled the chandler jones issue today, he made a statement, didn't address whether the team had a problem with behavior or whether or not chandler would face any discipline from the team and didn't address any questions about chandler saying he addressed the issue. okay. have a listen for yourself. >> first of all, relative to chandler's situation, you know, there's nothing more important
and well-being of our players, staff, and sports people in the organization, so, you know, that's the way it is with this organization and me personally and i don't think that will ever change. we issued a statement on that and i don't have anything to add to it. >> when asked if his playing time would be affected, bill said we'll see on saturday. a bigger problem may be the health of rob gronkowski. the all pro tight end missed practice today for the second time this week. he showed up on the injury report with knee and back injuries. either way it's clear gronk will be slowed a bit on saturday. so the hits just keep on coming. has not been smooth sailing for the defending champs, has it, but i guess things never come easy, right? tom leyden, fox 25 news. as time ticks down to saturday's game, massachusetts missouri governor nixon have
on the outcome. if the chiefs win, baker promises to send nixon boston cream pie cupcakes from the coffee cupcake store in springfield and if the pats win, they promised to send him some barbecue from kansas city. a local teacher off the job. at 5:00 and 6:00 we broke the news because of an incident with the student. john monahan is live in west boylston now with the new details he's uncovered for us tonight at 10:00. fox 25 is learning new tails for what police are calling improper behavior toward the student. we also know tonight the teacher's now on administrative leave. >> reporter: fox 25 school to the west obamaston police chief and we can confirm that police interviewed the teacher in question twice. this accusation just coming to light yesterday. we learned that right now this involves only one student.
that the worcester county d.a.'s office is involved. the police chief telling fox 25 that they've supplied for a search warrant to search the teamer's home electronics, including his senate access, any phones and computers. we've also learned that the teacher does not deny his activity when questioned by police. the d.a.'s office will do a full investigation to verify or disspell the accusations. tonight many parents at a basketball game would not speak to fox 25 on camera but off camera one told us if the accusation is true, it's sad. we reached out to school committee members and the superintendent but did not hear back. however, the superintendent did release a statement which confirms the investigation with police and the d.a. and also goes on to say that the teacher has been removed from the school and will have no further contact
>> its police chief telling fox 25 he hopes to do a full forensic search of the electronics inside the home the teacher and from there they'll be able to determine if there will be any charges. live today in west boylston, i'm john monahan, fox 25 news. a local school will be shut down tomorrow because of civicness. the grammar school will be closed on friday due to an outbreak of a stomach virus. the school says a large number of students and staff are sick and after monitoring the situation over the last day it is clear the virus is running rapidly through the halls. crews will be cleaning the school while it is closed. officials want to stress this only applies to the timonee school. all other schools will be in session. traffic back to normal tonight after this shocking crash caught on camera inside the o'neill tunnel. it shows the moment of impact this morning. a car slammed into the left side of the wall around 6:00 a.m. and led to the closure of two right-hand lanes for a time. >> the powerball numbers being called live right on our air
none of the three winners have come forward yet. those winning tickets were sold in california, tennessee and melbourne beach, florida. right now it's still anyone's guess who will be splitting that $1.5 billion jackpot. but the owner of the store where that california ticket was sold is celebrating. >> this is the luckiest machine on the planet. >> if you didn't hit it big this is saturday. but next time the jackpot will be just $40 million. no jackpot winners in new england but there were two $1 million tickets sold here. keith bower from boston claimed one of the ticket this afternoon. he and his wife say they will use it to pay off their student loans and help out their parents. robert dole of east bridgewater declared the other. he and his wife are hoping to buy a newer home with their winnings and travel someplace warm. it's officially a presidential election year and
2016 is in the books. >> seven of the 11 candidates still in the republican race qualified to be in the fox business news main debate tonight. three others squared off earlier in the day with the iowa caucuses less than three weeks away and new hampshire right after, no one on the stage held back. >> unlike another woman in this race, i actually love spending time with my husband. >> we have a president who seems to be more interested in protecting the reputation and image of islam than he is protecting us. >> in the main debate candidates focused on how they can improve the economy and protect americans at home and abroad. donald trump also going after concerns that he might not be eligible for the presidency because he was born in canada. there are other attorneys that feel, and very, very fine, constitutional attorneys, that feel that because he was not born on the land, he cannot run for office.
running, he says, great, i win. i choose him as my vice-presidential candidate and the democrat too because we can't take him along for the ride. >> the non-partisan site in a report last year said that most scholars declare that cruz is in the clear despite his canadian birthplace. hillary clinton's edge to bernie sander has shrunk to just 2 percentage points in iowa. the polls show clinton tops sanders 42% to 40% and governor o'malley was at 4%. nothing a mechanic learns at school could prepare her for the trouble on the road. >> i couldn't see where i was going. i ended up flipping and hitting the jersey barrier. >> in the next 30 minutes and only on fox, the reason her nightmare can very easily become yours. a police officer accused of using a lie to collect $2,000 a week.
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he was hit by a stray bullet inside his apartment monday night. he is expected to be okay. >> beauties fly right into a mother's car narrowly missing her and her young son. >> a camera documented the new york tragedy but jim morelle went to brockton to get the entire story. hard to imagine what was happening inside the car at the time, jim. >> they really didn't even know until they stopped and saw that there were actually bullets hitting the car. the family was trying to get to a kfc in dorchester after visiting a family member in south boston. they took a turn on to geneva avenue and suddenly found themselves at the intersection of gunfire and good fortune. >> i think it was the wrong place at the wrong time. >> reporter: call that a massive understatement opinion on tuesday, amber of brockton got lost while driving in dorchester and wound up literally in the line of fire. >> for a split second i was like, was that firecrackers? >> reporter: it was gunshots, three bullets piercing her vehicle. one busting through the back
sitting in the backseat at the time, her 6-year-old son jackson. >> they said if he was 2-inches taller would have took him right out. it would have got him right in the back of his head. >> reporter: jackson is fine physically but emotionally the entire family is shaken. >> this is the car and then this is jackson. >> his 8-year-old sister ala made a drawing of the incident. >> i definitely feel like there was a higher presence there. i'm very religious and believe in god. >> reporter: just one more thing, amber, like so many millions of other americans played powerball this week and she won something big. perspective. >> i won my son, i won my life, my kids won their mother. >> police are investigating the incident and at this point all
of a suspect and amber tells us when they got home, jackson went right into the toy guns that he got for christmas and actually threw them out. we'll hear more from her at 11:00, live in brockton, jim morelle, fox 25 news. the mta is working to get refunds to anyone affected by a technical glitch by the parking app. this morning the app charged double the parking price. the t is giving everyone the option to refunded the excess charge back to their credit card. a bank robbery suspect be under arrest tonight. last night at 10:00 we told you about the search for a man accused of showing a gun at webster bank. police say immediately after they posted the information to sosh media it was shared more than 150 times and the tips started pouring in. today officers arrested william hagarty of stoughton and he was also arrested earlier this month. governor baker looking beyond g.e.'s decision to move to boston saying this could be just the beginning. in the short term, g.e.'s decision to relocate from
seaport district is expected to bring 800 high schoolery jobs. the deal included a $120 million grant and benefit package, in addition to $25 million of property tax relief, governor baker is already calling it, quote, a huge win for the city and the state. but added more could be on the way. >> i'm sure there will be other companies that were probably not even thinking about that and then will start taking a look at this. >> g.e. says in a statement the boston area has a diverse technologically fluid workforce that fits with their aspirations. new at 10:00, police say they want to talk to this man in the surveillance video about a car break-in at dunkin' donuts about a week ago. there's also some video of him driving a car from the store. call police if you think you know who this person is. a man released on $5,000 bail tonight in connection with a dog abuse case. he is accused in connection with
puppies last year. police say donathon and another man were breeding these dogs and sell them for $1,000 each. court duties say the men were cropping the puppies' ears with scissors and duct tape. >> they would use a sharpee to draw a line where to cut on the ears. >> donathon's cousin in the case will be arraigned tomorrow in superior court on 12 counts of animal cruelty. wayne chapman is trying to get out of prison after serving decades behind bars. fox 25's bob ward tells us the state is fighting back and the jury is hearing some disturbing testimony. >> reporter: at 68 years old, wayne chapman has spent most of his the adult life in prison on charges of molesting boys. the defenses date back to the 1960s.
wayne chapman has already served his time but remains civilly committed, deemed still sexually dangerous. chapman is fighting to get out of prison now. the state is fighting his release saying that chapman said he will move to maine if he's released because he thinks there are fewer restrictions on sex offenders and the state believes that is a red flag. >> mr. chapman molested children on its streets, wherever he went, he was looking at children. so the opportunity for mr. chapman to offend remains just about exactly what it was 40 years ago. >> reporter: wayne chapman's also the suspect of the disappearance of 10-year-old andy from lawrence in 1976. andy's body has never been found. but chapman's defense believes he is fit for release now. >> despite all of this, these offenses that happened 40 plus years ago at the present time he is not that same person. >> reporter: in the end, it'll
wayne chapman is still sexually dangerous or if it's okay to release him. the jury may get this case on tuesday. in boston, bob ward, fox 25 news. the average mother in massachusetts has her first trial at age 29. ahead at 10:00, the
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someone else would support and she was having an anxiety attack. >> this is not the person i know. the person i know is loving and caring and wonderful and gentle. >> friends say the victim had lived here for years and was a construction worker. >> a medical marijuana registration certificate has just been issue the tonight a center in rodchester new hampshire. the state department of health and human services tapped sanctuary acc approval so it can start cultivating medical marijuana. the dispensary locations will be set new new hampshire. a veteran getting a big surprise today in manchester new hampshire. new at 10:00, sergeant trevor leadbetter and his family were given this home here north free.
bigger than their current apartment. bank of america partnered with the warriors to support the foundation and make this home a reality. >> it's a step in the right direction is of course deserved. he received a purple heart and served two tours in iraq. he says this is the first time they'll be sleeping on a bed and not a futon. they're looking forward to decorating, moving in with their son and having him sleep in his new room in his crib. >> we appreciate his service. well, the national instinct chase nearly turns tragic on the ice. >> just trying to calm her down. that's all i could do. you're right it was a feeling of helplessness. >> in the next 30 minutes, what had to be done to rescue his best friend and the warning for police tonight. and track the timeline, a find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich.
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line and said the driver tried to take a shortcut to get to the city. the truck nearly went off the road at a steep section of the mohawk trail. the driver was able to get out of the cab and was not hurt. wow. >> a broken arm and a broken car. a huge clunk of ice hurt a teen's vehicle, something that could have easily been prevented with time and a brush. ted daniel standing by live with her story and the penalties drivers can face for taking ice and snow out on the roads. 18-year-old miranda lives in amesbury and travels 128 south of school several days a week. she's the latest to fall victim to a careless driver who left home without removing the ice and snow. >> dash-cam video fox 25 recently aired from 495 haverhill, one way to illustrate the danger.
>> reporter: the story miranda coty and her father shared us with, another. >> i ended up fracturing the radius in my left arm and i -- my nose was bruised and lip split open. >> reporter: miranda was behind the wheel this car in norwood where she's training to become a diesel mechanic. left side on 128 south in waltham, trouble spelled i-c-e. >> a car that was pretty far in front of me, ice came off of it and i couldn't see where i was going and ended up flipping and i ended up pinning the new year's barrier with the left side of my car and that caused the airbags to deploy. >> reporter: miranda says the airbag felt like a punch in the face, pushing her teeth through her bottom lip. >> got to where she was and picked her up and she come over and she's covered in blood and it was upsetting. >> reporter: it's unsafe to drive with snow and ice on your vehicle and illegal.
a first event typically carries a $40 fine and a citation but in cases like miranda's involving injury, a motorist may be charged with neglect operation. that carries a $200 fine and a maximum of two years in jail. >> doesn't hurt anyone to clean it off but if not, it hurts people. >> in miranda's case the other driver kept going and she was unable to get the license plates because her car was spinning out of control. reporting live in waltham tonight, ted daniel, fox 25 news. an incredible reminder when you think about it. doesn't take very long. in most cases, you saw one car there that had about 3 feet of ice on it. we remember that, but something you do to protect yourself and your wallet, but more importantly the people behind you. >> yeah, that video really drove the story home, the importance of taking the time to get the snow off your car. >> exactly right. kevin, snow in our future here. >> well, it may be.
but it's getting cold, again dropping into the teens and 20s. but the clouds are holding it a little warmer tonight, you would think, but just not the case. fitchburg is down to 16 degrees right now, and worcester, you're down to 19. so at least there's not much wind. but it's still clear. tonight clouds will move in, the winds are shifting and temperatures will start to moderate and actually go up a bit. norwood drops down to 14 degrees. that's pretty cold, will go up during the early-morning hours with the wind shift and the clouds moving in. that's the plan anyway for the clouds and mild air. the clouds are the leading edge of the mild air that's working on in and we see a couple of snow flurries because of the mild air clashing in with the cool air over us and but most is not making into central or eastern massachusetts tonight or tomorrow and don't be shocked you see a flurry under cloudier skies in your town tomorrow but that would just be brief. it's so dry out there, i don't expect much to happen. moisture will be increasing ahead of the next storm system as will the mild air. the storm system is right here.
system right here and it's gonna make its way towards the east coast and make a run at southern new england. question is how close will it come because these tracks are always critical with these nor easter type storms in the wintertime. there will be clouds around from time to time but you'll see a fair amount of sunshine also. late in the day the clouds will be on the increase, ahead that have storm system and that's what we'll be watching for. any by 9:00 tomorrow night, it's definitely cloudy everywhere. high temperatures will be in the 40s in southeastern massachusetts. falmouth at 44. hyannis at 42. to the north and west, especially north of the pike, gonna be in the 30s. south of the pike generally getting to 40 and above. north of the pike staying below 40 degrees and colder the farther north and west you go, which of course is typical. this is the storm system coming
carolina coastline and making its way offshore. the center of the storm there, you can clearly see there's a swirl around the middle here, that's too far offshore to be a big player for us. but there will be some rain and will come closer to us and bring us that precipitation. this is not just gonna be a close enough hit to be a big snowmaker for us. and the other part of this, it's not a real strong source of cold air. sure, it's cold out there, but our biggest storms come when there's cold air sitting right over quebec, canada or maine and just does not want to budge so we can't warm up and stay with the snow. here's a closer look at the same futurecast model i just showed you and watch how the rain works in here during the early-morning hours of saturday. problem, temperatures may still be at or below freezing in some spots, particularly again north of the pike. and you can see the paint color showing up. there may be some ice bands along the northern edge of this come early saturday morning.e driving to get yourself a spot, be aware that that is the case.
but higher elevations, snow. snow for ski country, at least in the higher elevations during the morning saturday and rain for southern new england. the best snow will be farther to the north. at gillette stadium, hour by hour, 37 degrees at 8:00 a.m. 40 by 10:00. 42 by noon to 2:00, and that's where the rain starts. we dry out for the game and things are looking pretty good for the game in the evening with temperatures falling from 40 down through the 30s. the seven-day forecast, with your weekend in view, that is starting out sloppy, no doubt about it, but will end with some snow. day, of course a three-day weekend coming up. an alberta clipper promises to bring some snow at least in the first part of the day on monday. i'll time it out on that one coming up in a bit. a boston woman hoping to return a camera she found of a couple missing their photos. >> meredith says she found the camera in a hong kong taxi on new year's eve and based on the language setting on the camera, the pair might be german. these photos are all they have to go on.
camera and vacation pictures back to their owners. taxpayers getting a few extra days to file this year. >> coming up at 11:00, the little known holiday that's causing the delay. >> nothing like it. still ahead at 10:00, the piano man coming back to boston. when you'll be able to catch billy joel in action at fenway. and up next, a police
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man who admits to killing three people during an attack at a plan the parenthood admits he is insane. he actually made a call to a reporter today from behind bars and told the reporter that the shooting was actually a spur of the moment idea. dear claims fbi agents were following him from his home that morning and that's what sparked him to carry out the attacks. >> i felt like they were gonna hit me is and so i'm gonna pick
stand and i picked planned parenthood because it's murdering little babies. >> dear has been ordered to undergo a competency hearing. one of the victims he's accused of killing is police officer garrett swayze, a native of medford. a new hampshire hospital is apologizing tonight for a major mistake in children's vaccines. they say hundreds of kids got ineffective shots. alex peck memorial hospital says 827 kids likely got the vaccines. the hospital says vaccine fringe rater temperatures at the pediatric center were outside the acceptable range. it would have affected vaccines given between september of 2014 and october of 2015. the hospital says the vaccine was not have been harmful, but would have lost their potency. a police sergeant is charged with lying about an accident and accepting insurance money for the made-up injury. veteran hingham police sergeant chris phillips is accused of telling his fellow officers he was hoytt by a car, then collecting about $2,000 a week
injury. his attorney says the accident did happen and the charges were serious enough to involve medical attention. >> they sent an ambulance. the ambulance drivers did observations to him, thought he hospital. >> reporter: phillips goes back remain on unpaid leave while this case is sorted out. >> you hop in the car, hit the road, turn to your left and see a self-driving car. >> it's the reality, not yet, but ahead in the next 10 minutes, just how much money the government is willing to spend to make it one. >> but first, a beloved pet desperately biting at tree branches in an effort to escape the seasonal danger.
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officers say lopez tried drive away from the home but he was stopped and booked. temps across the region have been freezing but many ponds are still not safe enough to go on. >> fox 25's stephanie quinnue spoke about this morning's rush to the rescue. >> she's part of our family and god forbid anything happened to her, i wouldn't be able to forgive
myself. >> reporter: mike hugged maya tightly, just a few hours after she fell into an icy pond. mike says he would take -- he was taking her on a walk here at vietnam veterans park when she ran down to the ice.
ran down and went on the ice and she went right through. >> reporter: mike says maya started panicking, biting
tree branches to get out. and while the fire department arrived within minutes, he says it felt like forever ail could do is try to calm maya down. >> my heart was breaking to see her in there. but i'm just glad she didn't go under. >> reporter: when help arrived, the firefighter put on a wet suit and got into the water while several others stood by with a rope. once maya was pulled from the icy pond, mike immediately wrapped her in a sweatshirt and took her home. >> i heated up a blanket right away and i put her right near my fireplace. >> reporter: after some much-neededded rest, maya is now back on her feet with more energy than ever. in fact, our cameras had a hard time keeping up. mike says he wanted to share this story and thank the people who helped save his best friend. >> they're all so great and me and my family couldn't thank them enough.
the pond right here behind me. firefighters and police say despite the recent cold weather the ice is not thick enough to stand on. so they are asking everyone to be safe. in billerica, fox 25 news. this afternoon billerica police held a water rescue training exercise at the very same park where they saved hyatt dog this morning. it was scheduled ahead of that rescue. an atm and overdraft fees are costing americans so much money that they've become a presidential campaign issue. jp morgan chase, bank of america and bells fargo made more than $6 billion last year in atm and overdraft fees. more than $5 billion came from overdraft fees alone. democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders are calling for changes to those systems. you can potentially pack a gun on your next visit to the nation's capitol. that's the goal of republican lawmakers that would introduce a bill that would force the capital city to recognize concealed firearm permits from
right now d.c. generally prohibits non-law enforcement people from carrying guns. the bill's supporters say allowing concealed weapons could save lives in a iraer attack. >> well, you have areas that be don't allow conceal carry permits, and you have weigh call victim zones, and the thugs, basically criminals are thugs, and they're gonna go for the easy target. >> washington d.c.'s representative to congress called the bill, quote, insane, and a political stunt for the nra. in the coming years, we can all expect to share the road with self-driving cars. >> which has jacqueline fell tells us, it's something the government is preparing to spend big bucks on to get it right. >> today in detroit, the u.s. transportation secretary says he doesn't want to get in the way of driverless cars. this is video of google's self driving car. they are on the roads in california and texas, though, always with a human at the wheel. secretary anthony fox announced a plan to spend nearly $4 billion to test and develop guidelines for driverless cars.
in the president's 2017 budget due next month. he says autonomous cars on the road could reduce accidents and road congestion. auto safety experts say regulators areration to keep pace with advancing technologies. >> we want to be beta testing 5,000 pound pieces of equipment, rolling down the road at 70 miles per hour, we don't want to be beta testing. >> reporter: the obama administration will be working with auto makers and state government on a national policy. the guidance is likely within six months. the push comes as we get a look at googles' driverless record in california showing improvements on the road since 2014. in washington, jacqueline fell, fox 25 news. >> be here before we know it. kevin back in, any major changes to the saturday nor easter as far as the track's concerned? >> at least not yet. looking at the latest model data right now. very similar to what i was looking at earlier. want to keep that forecast intact. this is the flurry activity, mostly to our west tonight but
here in the gulf of mexico, gonna hit the coastline and make its way up toward us. here's what it looks like on the wider view and really when it comes offshore, the center it is right off of cape hatteras there, off of the outer banks and makes its way well south and east of us. and it's a pretty intense storm. it would be a nor easter but just too far out to be our nor easter, still we're going to this. let me show you the closer-up look so you can see what i'm talking about. when you see the green here, there's also pink on the northern fringe of it, that's the mixing that's going on on the northern part of the storm, because the air is just cold first thing in the morning. so it can be a little bit of icing. not a huge deal but there may be some slippery roads first thing saturday morning. rain takes over, except for northern new england, we'll get mixing and snow, especially in sea country which is great news for mlk weekend to get fresh powder. people have plans to go up there and you'll see all the snow that will be falling. we'll break it down hour by hour for gillette stadium on saturday too for the patriots game,
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billy joel has been put on the schedule for the summer concert series. >> he'll return on august 18th and this year it comes with a special title. he is the first artist that will ever in the 104-year in the history of fenway, the first artist to ever play three consecutive years in a row. >> sam kennedy of the red sox making the announcement today. tickets go on sale, get ready, january 22nd. s the put rots get set for saturday's game against the chiefs. he took control of the situation this afternoon. our bryan salmond had a front-row seat in the locker room. >> it's obvious nervous and remorseful chandler jones walked into the locker room about 2
less he's sorry. >> i want to apologize to all the fans and everyone this week i'm focusing on having probably the biggest day of my life, try to clear this, but like i said, i made a stupid mistake and hopefully we can move on. >> reporter: a shock presser if you consider the patriot way, brady silenced during the deflategate hearings and belichick is belichick, when quarterback asked about his black eye. >> great. >> better? >> reporter: or his thoughts on jones' unfortunate situation. >> there's nothing more important to me personally than the health and well-being of our players, staff and sports people in the organization. so that's the way it is with this organization for me personally and i don't think that will ever change. we issued a statement on that and i really don't have anything to add to it. >> reporter: chandler bravely facing the music while still
>> each and every day all i can focus on is kansas city. >> reporter: but jones' speaking buries the fact that rob gronkowski officially did not participate in practice today, adam shener is reporting gronk got a shot in the knee that's keeping him out of practice, a practice that was surprisingly held inside gillette stadium, to give the team a more game like feel. bryan salmond, fox 25 sports. reference to espn report, nfl network has refuted that tonight saying gronk did not receive an infection, just treatment to get ready for saturday's game. tomorrow will be a walk-through for the team and the final injury report will be released just after 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. meanwhile the chiefs coming to town red-hot, an incredibly solid defense that forces mistakes, the offense line with the patriots will be challenged, for sure, because the chiefs d line is good. but they're dealing with an injury, the chiefs are. jeremy macklin missed practice yet again today. it's uncertain if he'll be able
fight through a high ankle sprain. if he is out, it could mean more work for travis kelsey, who is well aware of the opportunity this week. >> it's a statement game for us. it's a statement game for anybody that would come into the world champs stadium and take on the patriots and who they are. it's a challenge but at the same time we're excited for it and ready for it. >> wrapping up the incredible effort from jimmy butler tonight in philly. the bulls did win by 4 in overtime, only the third time this season that someone has gone up and over 50. coming up, bill belichick's thoughts on the chiefs and why he doesn't care if they've won 11 straight or 0 and 12, that's next on the fox 25 news at 11:00. now at 11:00, a significant storm coming off the coast on saturday. who will see rain or snow. >> a teacher on leave accused of inappropriate behavior with a
how the school is responding tonight. >> a family hit by stray bullet its. one local mother talks about why she's luckier than the powerball winner. >> reporter: a young driver hurt, a car seriously damaged. the simply thing one driver did not do that could have prevented all of this. first nor easter of the winter is on the way and it is expected to hit this weekend. thanks for staying us with. i'm mark ockerbloom. >> and i'm vanessa wells. kevin lemanowicz is tracking rain and snow tonight in the fox 25 weather center. >> yeah, when we say nor easter, we often mean snow in the wintertime but it's been mild, we know that. despite that, it's been very cold out there the past couple of nights and it is again tonight in the teens and 20s. look, all the way to the south we have to go to the gulf of mexico to find our developing